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SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 5:30pm PST
over ten institutions in the city of san francisco including the air film festival the arab culture and committee center but also with the tamp pais public library to have two events showcasing the rich arab america culture that exists here in the city of san francisco and i want to thank you all for coming and i want to introduce joaquin for resident who ska great member of our community and has helped organize this event. (applause). . thank you very much and good evening everyone on behalf of mayorly who will be joining us in a few moments i want to say thanks to all of you for being here tonight it's always a pleasure for you go to welcome the community into city hall - because you remind us our purpose in government so to serve and you you certainly bring life and culture and community into our very state halls and bring life to us, so thank you again. i want to thank the nominating committee and the planning committee for their excellent work in ensuring that those very important community members who do so much to ensure that our communities remain strong and vibrant, those w
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
san francisco compares and what are some of the other cities that are doing really well in terms of open data? >> i should be clear. when san francisco is third, we have a pact. i'll add to that actually. what's great in san francisco is there is not just going to be a chief data officer. there is also the office of civic innovation. jay's team, shannon's team. by having both of those units in place i think there is going to be a really powerful team. because you can't just open up the data. you have to do things like this, where you get the community together or you have people actually talking about it because the demand side, as we were talking about it, will be there because there is going to be someone there. there have to be people working with it who are getting out there. i think this is what this city is going to be really powerful. in terms of other cities doing as well, chicago is doing some really interesting stuff. scary cool stuff. they're taking 3 in 1 data, pothole request and crime report and matching it up with social media. they're getting this really deep and ric
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
you're not familiar with any of the parks here in the city are, this app is a perfect accessory. so we're basically zooming in on the map right now. you can see the clustering 2 12 parks. as you get closer in, it lets you know where you're at. i'll zoom in on a park. you can see many different parks here. if you go to dolores, we'll start to see all of the facilities that they have available. looks like there's a tennis court, a dog play area, some children's park play areas. and if you actually go into one of the children's play area maybe, you can see some details about it. any news about each of the parks is going to be referenced here through a feed. ability to donate to the rec and park. let's say a ballfield, you'd be getting ballfield information. if there's close out based on rain. and you can do some filtering, spot-check the filtering real quick. this is what's near right now. filter, we've got, i don't know, what is it, over 10 categories, maybe closer to 20. and basically anything you're looking for, you can turn on right here. for me, i'm a dog owner. maybe i want to ta
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm PST
bodily the e.p.a. and furthermore the e pc is work to go install -- throughout the city and we are starting to see some major improvements the city has installed 11 water bottle filling stations to date and there are important reasons to promote tap water it's better for the environment is it saves residents money and cuts down on the sugary consumption of beverages as well. and i also want to invite residents that i'm hold be coffee hours on ole gai ass cafe on the outer rich mopped and then my evening hours have a bear with me at steins on clement street and eight avenue near the old colosseum theater and on sat i'll be joining with the justice committee commemorating the 75th anniversary of the terrible tragedy 75 year ago at the chinese cultural center. the rest i'll submit. >> thank you mr. avalos. >> colleague i have one item for intrusion today it's an ordinance that would require the wick epipark commission to hold information hearing on permit complications for large scale multiday events in our parks only this will help the lincoln's park outreach around these expeftsz pr
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 3:30am PST
sfmta which is the agency that is charged with implementing the city's transit first policy. and what our goal, what the city's goal and the transit first policy is is to make sure that everybody can get around san francisco, that everyone can get to where they need to go. it is an important part of making the economy of san francisco work, to making the quality of life good and better. but it's not just get around san francisco any old way. this is san francisco, and we have values that we bring to our transportation system. we want people to get around in a way that steps lightly on the environment. we want people to get around in ways that are enjoyable. and that really contribute to what makes san francisco special, such as our wonderful cable cars. but above all, we want to make sure that people can get around the city safely. it's no good to have a great transportation system if people can't get around safely. people need to not only be able to be safe, but to be able to feel safe, and nowhere is that more important than when you're on foot because that is when you're arguably t
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 7:30am PST
obligation to share that with the city so that we can mine that to the rest of the city, that's advance of opportunities for everybody. i know at the heart of sharing this data, there is going to be a lot more jobs created, a lot more people out therein venting new ways to establish small businesses that will improve the way we live and work and play in the city. and we look forward to great events like a super bowl host or something like that, we're going to be able to give people a really rich amount of programs that they could access from here to santa clara to san jose. we can act regionally with our data and we can join and continue to be in the great city of san francisco. so, i want to thank all of the people, all of the different starting up companies here and those that are inventing with us, thank them for celebrating innovation month in such a exemplary way. and i think we're going to have a lot more to announce before this month is out, including on our way to the world series. thank you very much. (applause) >> now, if i may introduce our partner in crime here, boar
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
guided by our climate change ordinances and our plan to be updated and the sf puc plan and the city set forth aggressive greenhouse gas reduction targets. san francisco emissions come from a variety of sources, but electricity is about 25% of that, so it's one of the largest areas for reduction in the city. san francisco's electricity supply is actually quite clean to the national average. we are 41% renewable if you include hydro electric power and hetch hetchy and pg&e hydro generation, but the goal as set out by mayor newsom is to become 100% renewable and we have a task force comprised of leaders and community and stakeholders, environmental ngo's and the local utilities and relevant city departments. the task force met for 18 months monthly to discuss issues with renewable energy development for the city and the was to do this goal within 10 years so we looked at barriers and technical opportunities, financial aspects and of course public education and awareness, and ultimately outlined recommendations around three areas, energy efficiency and utility generation and the course iden
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 7:00pm PST
we can act regionally with our data and we can join and continue to be in the great city of san francisco. so, i want to thank all of the people, all of the different starting up companies here and those that are inventing with us, thank them for celebrating innovation month in such a exemplary way. and i think we're going to have a lot more to announce before this month is out, including on our way to the world series. thank you very much. (applause) >> now, if i may introduce our partner in crime here, board president david chiu who is also going to be complimenting us with all of his efforts at the board. come on up, david. (applause) >> good morning. i am incredibly excited to be here today for a couple of reasons. first of all, the hatchery is one of my favorite places in the city. there is truly a bee hive of activity of the newest innovations that san francisco will be famous for. i also love the fact that just a couple of blocks from here is where our san francisco giants are moving on to the world series. but just in this room, all of you are giants and making sure that
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 6:00am PST
looking to the bring the city policy to the board of interferes in early 2013 and so as brad said i'll go over the policy and then brad will go over three major projects that we are proposing the use of i f d for. and so the port commission is very well aware in 1969, we got our 54 piers nine react activated and we have an extraordinarily large deferred maintenance problem in the magnitude of $2.2 million and what the port earned as an enterprise is not enough to deal with the assets and the defined problems and so one of our major strategies that the port has initiated in the last decade is to find other source and is so we can be successful leveraging the important assets for the future and so this chart really shows all of the growth of all of these other source that are helping ut to solve our problems and the joe bonds that we just spoke of have been important for park improvementings and i s d which, is in the bright blue is a major proposal to help us build critical flay structure for areas that otherwise, we could not afford. and as a commission m o there is an exhibit a i
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
the great mayor of the great city of san francisco mayor ed lee. >> audience: let's go giants! let's go giants. >> let's go giants. wow how thrilled we're are to have the world series champions back in san francisco. what a year it has been. it's been the year of the orange dragon. yeah! . orange october. but you know we have celebrated, we have screamed, we have shouted all year long and once again the giants have captured our imagination and team work and they did the hard work. often we look at sports and we have super stars and we have super stars but there is a motto on the clubhouse wall and it says "25 guys, one common goal, win today". [cheers and applause] and they certainly live up to this motto. when i see young people, all of the city supporting giants gear it's about the impact of this team. it is hard work, perseverance and hard work and work with each other. did bruce bochy and these 25 guys quick when they lost the first two games against cincinnati? no. did they accept the inevitable with st. louis? no. they carried on with determination and experts and pundits predi
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 9:00am PST
while. the city decided to buy the building in 1999 for $2. we worked and looked at ways that we can utilize the building for an office building. to build an icon i can building that will house a lot of city departments. >> the san francisco public utilities commission has an important job. we provide clean, pristine public drinking water to 2.6 million people in the san francisco bay area from the hetch hetchy regional water system. with also generate clean renewable energy for city services like public buses, hospitals, schools, and much more. and finally, we collect and treat all the city's wastewater and stormwater making it safe enough to discharge into the san francisco bay and pacific ocean. >> in 2006 the puc was planning a record number of projects. >> the public utilities commission is a very infrastructure-rich organization. we're out there rebuilding the water system. we've budget working on power generation in the country. we've been doing sewer for the city. we're looking at a brand-new rebuild of all watt systems in san francisco and we haven't had a home that's been o
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
protective to less >> good morning everybody. all right. welcome to the city and county of san francisco the innovation capital of the world and of course for those of you that come from beyond welcome to the world series champion city and county of san francisco. [applause] thank you for coming to our moscone center, our convention center and lead gold certified building and i can't think of a more appropriate place to host the 2012 green build and expo and conference here in san francisco with a city with more than 48 million square feet of green certified real estate. [applause] . absolutely. our innovative green building policies ensure while the city's population and economy continue to grow we are decreasing our carbon emissions and achieve a sustainable environment. for instance this requires all new buildings designed to meet the gas reduction goals. that means more than 6 million square feet of commercial space and 11,000 housing units all in the development pipeline have been designed using these principles. [applause] in fact san francisco was recently recognized by
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 12:30pm PST
is stream lining the action with the city. because businesses don't care whether it's a d ph, t rx or h s b, we are all one big hurdle to come and as part of my plan i made technology to cut through base businesses a top priority for me the work is well under way supervisor and it's important that it get done in a way that it's thorough and leads to improvement for at this's small business and is that will take time because we know that the plan is more important than and action and i want to give ouch indicate on real work being date of birth to help the small businesseses. this november we launched enterprise zone web appear and it requires businesses to hail in an licks and application fee and we replace that had with an online app where businesses can apply for these credits and pie the fee on time and so now business and is manufactures and other businesses can save time while saving money at the same time. a new tool called smart pdf is being utility liesed by a majority of departments to make it easier for businesses to fill out applications online. departments such as tax a
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
park pursuant to the street plaque ordinance as a gift to the city and waiving permanent mermt and inspection fees to the plaque ininstallation. >> this item passes item ten. >> item ten is a system ordinance with north star solar requiring north star solar to pay the utilities commission to mitigate the impacts caused by the interconnection caused by north star solar project. >> this ordinance is passed item 11? >>> item 11 is amending the business and police tax codes regulating license regulation, parking it's a funds and administrative citation process. >> supervisor campos. >> colleagues i introduced this legislation after hearing from small parkings who were having a hard time meeting the requirements that the city has in place and we have also heard of third party tax collection and the legislation before you amend it's the city's parking enforce law under city and tax code by reducing the bonding requirement for operator that is have a strong tax compliance and simplifying bond categorized and clarifying assurities under the law and how administrative citations are handled
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am PST
around their world make their way to fraction, find hopey until the city they know that we celebrate our diversity and find strength in the different cultures that pretend together and now, i ask you also to bring me talent from the arab america communities to make me and help me lune run the city. yes, it's incredible. union, i think i can talk about how wonderful diversity is, but we have to get the talent from our communities to represent all of the different thing that we do in the city. and you know, tonight, even though there is something called a baseball game out there, but these wonderful events that we have in the city whether it's america's cup whether it's fleet week, whether it's the 49ers playing or the giants playing, even eventually when we land the superbowl it all board of trustees all of us, i know that what i'm doing as a mayor and making sure that i support smallbitions in the city is helpful to the america arab community because all of us whether we are chinese americas hal teen know arabs is a starts for us to make our life a little more pleasant and own our busine
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 4:30pm PST
in the city as well as tourists. and many of them have become regular customers of our brick and mortar shop. so, we continue to benefit from the festival long after it's over. i also want to point out that i hire an additional 15 people who are local residents of san francisco each year to work the festival. and two of them i have taken on as permanent part-time hires. so, i think it really is a good benefit to increasing employment locally as well. it is also a really well run festival, super organized and they manage trash really well. thanks. >>> hi, my name is chris nelson and i'm a resident of the sunset and i have been living in the sunset for the last five years. i am a wine maker by trade here in san francisco and i'm a very big fan of the wine festival. never seen anything like that at another festival. they really bring together some great wineries and i think it's truly a cultural experience when you look at it from that side. i will note i've never poured my wine there so i'm not biased, okay. but they really have done a great job of expanding the whole festival. i'v
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 3:30pm PST
reason why we have our success, thank you. city attorney, controller budget analyze, the fire chief and other city staff, thank you. i probably won't get through. my wife, parent, sister and thank you. you know i had a few jokes in here but i'm not going to be able to do them. i'll just keep it simple. thank you everybody. i admire the way you all represent your districts and work to give san franciscoians to give san franciscos what they deserve but i do it my other way you fight do it my other way you work and i look forward to watching you do that into the future. you will not see me at public comment, but, i'll certainly be fascinated to see how you all do and i hope you do keep in mind that general principal that i have heard you all articulate in different ways we absolutely live in the greatest city in the world and to represent the greatest people in the world san franciscoians and you have a tremendous aren'ts in living up to that honor and i wish you all the best in that endeavor. (applause). . . >> again thank you supervisor elsburnd and supervisor olague but know that yo
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 2:30am PST
heard that the city attorney or some allegation or that -- this is a bad place or we have to close it down and there is a sense of urgency i would submit if it was a sense of urgency that the health department would have gone with subsections c which they would have the right do for a semi proceeding. now, on that point. i know there was a companion case that was going to be heard tonight and i understand it's been continued to february 20th is that correct? and it would be appropriate to continue this case, if the opportunity produced more evidence on this and i would need that extra time to submit one brief there are some errors here and i would like to correct them and not all of the attorneys swallow and there are some things that can be corrected easy lie by a breech and just go to the next hearing when the companion case is also scheduled to be held and i do want to do it pro confessionally just of hemmed overwhelmed doing it all in one day. >> there was another case a massage parlor operator and petitioner and the petitioner has a different attorney and the parties have mutu
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 10:30pm PST
applause] that's better. the detroit tigers. and that can only happen in the greatest city in the world, san francisco! [cheers and applause] >> "san francisco, open your golden gate". (music). [cheers and applause] "san francisco, when i get home again i'm coming home". [cheers and applause] >> ladies and gentlemen, please welcome giants' announcer renel brooks moon. >> what's up everybody? hello san francisco giants fans. [cheers and applause] how are you doing? this is so nice. we had to do it twice; right? thank you all for coming out today. and ladies and gentlemen it is my honor to welcome you to the official city celebration honoring your 2012 world series champions san francisco giants. now, as we gather together as a community today to celebrate this joyous occasion we do want to take a moment first to recognize those impacted by hurricane sandy and mourn the lives loft from this disaster. of course the giants share a deep history with new york and our prayers go out to everyone on the east coast affected by this disaster and the red cross in those regions they really need our
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 6:30am PST
of eastern part of city was cut off from bay access and so this is one of the a pennities that we strive to provide and so this development is contemporary plating 3.5 million square feet of mixed use development and unto a thousand unit of residential and up to one .7 million square feet of commercial office space with ground floor retail and approximately 2800 to 3,000 parking spaces with over 8pm acres of parking space and the proposed plan to to be flexible and this is a phase development that will happen as early as 20 scene, 207 in the initial phase and it's hard to tell now what the right mix of office vs. residential is so the zone something proposed to be flexible to respond to different market conditions. this china basin park proposals is one of the reasons why the giants the sea well lot 337 llc., proposal is receiving such positive tension it's because of the attention they have given to the design of this water front open space. it would be 5-acres the costs are high. we are looking at entirely newue tillity infrastructure new streets, sidewalks sidewalks and park lo
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 12:30am PST
probably going to be more powerful than the political storms we will face this year. this city with this free thinking attitude is capable of providing leadership to the whole world, but there needs to be all sides involved and this city does that and i thank you supervisor olague for your leadership. >> thank you. next speaker please. >> i would like to thank supervisor olague for her leadership as well and call on the hearing on education and as well as housing. those are two issues that affect african-american community across the country as well as san francisco. i'm -- you know what i do for a living. i'm a homeless advocate. i advocate for homeless people and clifford hoosier has been coming to my center for two years now and a immigrant from sierra leon. if he returns to his home he will be killed. he is requesting asylum here in san francisco. he hasn't gotten s he is not here illegal. he's a harvard graduate as well. next year january 31 and i just been coming to city hall to try to get support for him as well, and that's pretty much all i have to sai. i would like him to s
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 11:30pm PST
danielle for the work that she did. there were two co-chairs one left the city family and got another job and she tooked over the work herself and even though i have criticisms i want to acknowledge she did an excellent job getting this through the process it went through and there were a lot of ideas that people had. there were other stuff want in the report and nothing to do with renewable energy generation and it could be used by the in the future and i wanted to acknowledge that. >> thank you mr. fried and we do acknowledge her hard work and excellent presentation and we look forward to working with you. unless there are other comments madam clerk if you could call item four please. >> item number four, 2013 lafco meeting schedule. >> great. colleagues, as we're nearing the end of the calendar year this is our opportunity to talk about what our calendar looks like for the next coming calendar year, and i think you have a memo in your packets that's also available to members of the public that provides some recommendations from staff as to when our meetings could take place, so with th
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 12:00am PST
brook representing san francisco green party and the local organization our city. first a technical point on all of this. i was under the impression and check with dhr on this that the executive position still exists but filled on an interim basis. maybe i am wrong on that but good to make sure you're correct on that from the staff's perspective. i agree bringing it back in house because the next year is going to be really big for clean power sf and some other things and we need somebody that can be available five days a week, 50 weeks a year. i mean that's really going to be important, but the main thing i want to focus on is that the advocates for clean power sf have had some concerns with the way that lafco -- when we originally set set up lafco to work on clean power sf and especially get at the beginning of 2007 and what we needed from lafco and i believe the intention we needed somebody on task for clean power sf itself that could approach the sf puc on many occasions the sf puc wasn't thinking outside of the box on this to put it politely, and we need someone, and i think we
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 2:00pm PST
distribution in the city can allow that and it's not healthy for the community, city or democracy our real estate industry like their cousins in wall street, they want no regulation and is you know, the markets will correct themselves, correct? allan green span said that all the time, correct? well 33 years after the end of cost of living department's rent control, we are in a mess in housing we need some rent control we need cost of living adjustments and we need to take this out of profit tierings and 13 and-a-half% for rent increase, again no district can handle that what we have got turning the page, the night before christmas and you will all through the house not a creature was stirring the house you could hear the quiet outside unless you have lived across the street of the water mark's garage that are dumping -- on you or the programming garage that is dumping noise on you or the beak condumping noise on you 24 hours a day and these are all new buildings and did you did you everring noise we need a little bit more regulation here and i understand that the city is trying to get
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 9:30am PST
general, if it's a linkage with the school district. for example, the city has their baby bond program, so that every child starting in elementary school can have some sort of little mini ida. maybe that is an opportunity for some people to think about their finances. so i think linking in that might be more effective. talking to people and saying have a bad credit score, come in and talk to us. that is not going to entice most people to come in a tuesday night, but how your finances affect your health our your children's health and education? those are the kind of things that will motivate people that might not married ordinarily come. >> call the question. >> (roll call (. >> so moved, that motion passes 6-1. commissioners next on your calendar is item >> the first change is that this ordinance would provide cap on landlords on bmr [ao-ubts/]s. no. 2, i would clarify the timing of bmr developments by requiring that the principle project may not get a certificate of occupancy until the required on-site units have certifies certificates of occupancy. no. 3 you just talked about requiri
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 8:00am PST
was the only city agency to attend the hearing and staff presents supervisor olague's proposal to create the fillmore street neighborhood commercial district. several members of public spoke about this. this was an informational item, so no action was taken. at the full board hearing, supervisor campos allowing use. you considered this item at your november 29th hearing. this week the board approved it on first reading. on second and final read before thing board was the tdif update to article 4. introduced by mayor lee and sponsored by supervisors olague and wiener. this commission considered the ordinance. and you recommended approval with the modifications, the mayor included all of the modifications in the ordinance. last week supervisor elsbernd successfully added an exemption on non-profits of you heard the california medical center's eir was continued until january of next year and there was an appeal of a categorical exemptionion for the mta's bikeway projects. the mta approved this project. and the town's concerns included topics such as traffic, pedestrian safety, loadin
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 5:00pm PST
economic impact of the port to the city. * that sounds familiar, does continue, mr. mayor? and particularly to how the port could participate in the city's tour and commercial industries as well as their cargo industry, and specifically that report found that this area, since we were moving into containerization, were no longer really needed for cargo, that cargo would be better off being in the southern waterfront. and we would have this area devoted to more commercial activities, entertainment, dining, et cetera. and, so, in the early 1950s, the port moved forward and had the franciscan restaurant built. as part of that. and this area we are standing on was an old timber wharf that supported parking for the fisherman's wharf area, of course, all the other restaurants developed over time. * and this old wonderful car ferry slip used to move railcars on and off of the pier over to tiberon and to richmond and other parts of the bay. so, for the last 50 years or 60 years if you're really doing the math, the port has been trying to keep regenerating our area and making it more of
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
positions with less oversight and authority so they can do personal tasks while working for the city. while the situation requires a lack of morality on the part of the employees i also believe this constitutes veting of who is suitable for promotion. those less favored are given poor job assignments, closely watched, unjustly disciplined and otherwise harassed while also required to do the work of the goof-offs. as hards department's customers in addition to fleecing them of as frp money as possible, evidenced by the department's use of an unauthorized permit routing procedure to see the application everywhere possible to see if some additional fees can't be tacked on to the permit costs. the fees collected are not kept and spent by this department but by the administer of finance with director hue's approval. of course the more money the mayor gets the more likely he is to keep the appointees around. this department leaves little money for the department to function although --. >> thank you. >> i'm going to finish the sentence. >> you are off, you are not allowed -- your 3 minutes is up,
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 1:30pm PST
terrific news. well welcome back. this is one of the greatest places in the city i am fond of saying. it's visionary. you heard about that from the mayor already and part of it is san francisco moving forward in a way that other cities just don't do. first and foremost other cities do not pass general obligation bonds of this type for a park and none for waterfront parks so we are already ahead of game that way, and we are proud of the generosity of the electoral for supporting that vision. secondly we don't have many parks and in san francisco there are a couple of open spaces but not in the middle much heavy industry use. this is a working port. work is going on as we speak but it's a place for habitat and a place for our own restoration so it makes it absolutely wonderful for that and you can get here by almost every mode. i would like to say you could take the train and the historic train and i encourage you to ride your bikes and bring your dog. this is the first dog sanctioned area and we're proud of that and i want to say thank you to all the people that made it happen and as
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 7:30pm PST
probably the city and other services such as medicare, medical, if these grab bars were installed. we would have fewer people going to the hospital and it's just vitally necessary to have them as well as phone jacks in the rooms. there's only 5 or 6 people in our building that have phones because management and owners won't put in phone jacks. they say you want a phone, you pay the cost. we're not going to. so -- and most of the people in the building are on limited income like social security, ssi, that kind of thing, can't afford the $150 to $200 to install a phone jack just to have a phone. so i'm pleading with you, please help us get this legislation passed so we can be safe. thank you. >> thank you for your comments. >> good morning, commissioners, my name is steven tennis and i work with a central city sro collaborative. i am a preparedness organizor for the collaborative and i hold one hour workshops for the hotels under their umbrella. what i was going to speak about was personal stories but i kind of changed my mind. what i am most concerned about is code enforcement. i have
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
represented not only district seven but the city and county of san francisco incredible well and now, you are going to so with senior feinstein and i think the one dmeafnts made to me before is that upyou are probably one of the most authentic people that came into one of these chambers and losing a ten to one vote didn't matter to you. having fun nonetheless here are some fun pictures of sean here in his office over the years and enjoying his time and i don't know what you said to andy ross there but to take this job with a grain p salt and i think we can all learn a lot of lessons from that and it's something that you taught and i do appreciate the fact that you take a lot of joy and do take a lot of joy in this job and you stand for what you believe in. you did the -- community and prop c last year and there is a lot of pictures there about a lot of the effort that you put into in terms of prop c and interpretation of going around and getting the significance it was not easy and it's not always take an easy read here as a supervisor and it's about standing up for what you thin
CSPAN
Dec 23, 2012 5:00pm EST
in the city. i tell people now i am hope unhinge because now i believe in my heart of hearts there is no problem poverty, child list is. it is not can we but do we have the collective will? with kids we have tens of thousands of children on a waiting list for big brothers and big sisters. the data on mentoring is amazing. to drive down negative behavior but up with academic achievement with four hours per month i know we spend that watching our favorite tv shows watching their real housewives of new jersey and jersey shore. [laughter] if we would spend that kind entering imagine what we could do. they got my father was not on a waiting list. alice walker says most common way people give up power is not to recognize the have it in the first place. it can transform the outcomes with the programs are organizations. >> the book includes stories of people who have stepped up. your lens and she will be mother and a business executive bid newark to be filled with adults to hurt kids to prioritize drugs, careers are a selfish interest why do people step up? the world wants to ignore these
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 4:00am PST
doing to try to make the city safer, and will be the ones in whose hands a lot of the execution of the pedestrian strategy lies. so, i do want to acknowledge tim popandreo who leads our long range planning who is leading the development of the strategy. bridget smith who leads our -- a group we call livable streets. and these are the planners and the engineers that actually do the planning and design work to put this stuff in the ground. and they operate under the leadership of vaughan yee, a legend in the public rights-of-way in san francisco who leads our sustainable streets division. i want to acknowledge all of their great work. i want to thank all of our partners from the mayor to the city family to the advocacy community. if we're all working together, we can absolutely achieve the ambitious goals that the mayor has set for us that everybody can enjoy this great city the way we want to. so, thank you all for coming. please be safe. happy holidays. (applause) ... okay... meeting called to order. roll call commissioner kimberly brandon. >> here, adams here, leslie katz here. >>
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 12:00pm PST
americans live in cities or suburbs. but look at the list of cities with the best infrastructure in the world. what's missing from this list? america. not a single american city makes the top ten. the highest by the way in america is atlanta at number 13. dallas at number 15. washington, d.c. at number 22. in the world. the richest country in the world doesn't make the top ten in terms of city infrastructure. this is from mercer by the way. the survey, it ranks cities based on electricity and water infrastructure. congestion, public transportation. and airport effectiveness. which is probably what got some of these american cities on to the list in the first place. americans shouldn't be surprised. china spends about 9% of its total economic output on infrastructure. europe spends about 5%. 50 years ago by the way, the u.s. spent about 5%. now we spend half as much at 2.4%. richard flores is a professor at the university of florida and a senior editor at "the atlantic. "s "u. ." >> u.s. cities are the great strength of the america economy's comeback. when you look at studies, cities are
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 10:00pm PST
, connecticut last friday, and to remember the 45 people in the city of san francisco who died from gun violence in the year 2012. this commission is dedicated to reduce gun violence in the city of san francisco. we ask everybody in the san francisco community to join us and the dedicated members of the san francisco police department to fight gun violence in this city. thank you and good night. >> do i have a motion for adjournment? >> so moved. >> second. >> all in favor? >> aye. >> thank you very much, commissioners. (meeting adjourned). >> good morning and welcome to the regular transbay joint powers authority board of supervisors' meeting for thursday, december 13th and happy holidays to everybody. may we take roll call please. >> prior to taking roll i will note for the record that director sartipi has a scheduling conflict and will not be present today. director lloyd? >> present. >> director metcalf? >> present. >> director reiskin. >> present. >> vice-chair ortiz? >> present. >> and chair kim? >> present. >> madame chair you have a quorum. >> thank you. do you have any communic
CNN
Dec 23, 2012 1:00pm PST
weren't able to get into the city during your trip. but how close did you get and what did you see? >> well, we have been able to get to the outskirts of the city and discuss with different medical associations and medical personnel to get an idea of the situation within the city. >> what do they need? i know you guys are in every tough place in the world, you are there with the sold yes, with the fighters, with the reporters. what do they need in this particular city, deir azzour? >> inside deir azzour, they are in great need of replacing the doctor there for months now, working around the clock. and four doctors in a field hospital inside the city where they have to serve a population of between 10 and 30,000 people. and they need, of course, supply. they need medicines, medications, and medical equipment in order to serve the population. but the most important thing is to be able for them to evacuate the wounded people from inside the city. and of course, bring inside medical stuff and medication. to do so, the only swine get combatants stopping firing on medical teams and peopl
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 4:00pm PST
obviously to keep [speaker not understood] out of the premises. it's also put up to protect city residents, visitors and the park land during the construction. this is a very large event with very large heavy machinery operating throughout various times of the event. and fencing is frankly required, as it would be at any construction site, during the build and the tear down. in recent years we've actually encouraged another planet to be more deliberate during the construction of the events, whereas three years ago we began the construction on the friday before the event. our gardeners over the last few years have advocated for us to begin that construction a couple days earlier so that it can go at a slower pace and we can be ensured the park is protected better. we do work to minimize the impact of the fencing. it is phased, the construction, so it begins in the polo fields and expands out into the surrounding meadows as the construction begins in those meadows. we do work after the event to then phase the breakdown so that the breakdown happens in that surrounding meadows, first in those
LINKTV
Dec 23, 2012 5:30am PST
preparing to impose a no-fly zone over the city. >> we have intelligence proving the regime is using commercial flights to transport troops and military gear to murder unarmed civilian people. we issued this warning to all civilians to refrain from using commercial planes to avoid being used as human shields. any plane in the sky will be targeted by anti-aircraft missiles. we have imposed a no-fly zone in this province. this will come into effect within three days. >> let's hear from our correspondent who has an update on the turkish-syrian border. >> an ultimatum was issued. we saw the video on the internet. they told the local population you have to do your duty to take out assad's forces. you have to open the door to rebels or we will launch an attack and engage the assad forces. they did not specifically say they see the local community as enemies, but they may be caught in the crossfire. christians are vulnerable, 10% of the population. they have been seen as neutral in the conflict. we heard the u.n. warned about the possibility of this conflict has become sectarian. a lot of d
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 8:30pm PST
am. as you look around this room, think about the events that you have been to in the city hall in this one rotunda or one of the offices and so many wonderful weddings and so many celebrations and so many heart rending speeches and yes, some sad occasions too. all a part of our community and our beautiful city. as you look around this room tonight, what a diverse combination we have. it makes me smile, but it probably doesn't make nebraska smile. we live in a richly diverse city and our elected officials represent it and our events here represent it and the tree lighting should represent it and indeed it does, we call it the tree of hope. and every year we get messages from all over the country and all over the world that are put on origamis and put on this very unique, unusual tree. >> there are many cities that have holiday trees, but no one has the tree of hope. it was started by an organization and now i will have the chance to introduce you to that organization's founder and executive director. who failed to put this in the proper amount of type here. no little things happen.
SFGTV
Dec 22, 2012 9:30pm PST
invite the other, you know, key players in the city, the mayor's office, the board of supervisors, occ, of course, and everybody to, you know, roll up their sleeves and look at the best of what's out there professionally to see if we can't improve on our statistics in san francisco. so that's my proposal on the table. >> i agree. if we can have a presentation with the community present and have the chief explain about what our police department does, for example, with atf in terms of taking guns off the street, i know there's programs in place with that. just anything we can do to help. as i'll say, we're going to close this meeting tonight and commissioner kingsley is going to close the meeting in honor of the victims in connecticut, she'll have some things to say then, but gun violence has had an adverse impact on members of this commission and i see this as an opportunity to protect others from that. >> if i can add, i think anything we do in the city based on the recent collaboration we just had would certainly be welcome by everyone. you and i know, criminals travel, guns tra
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 2:30pm PST
you because i think you have so much talent and luck for the city and county of san francisco and but it's been an honor to work with you and continue to work with you and thank you for the sacrifices may have had for the city. >> thank you i want to say i have had so much fun work wog we first met on the planning commission and then talked about an issue in district and then got to see you up in jackson and fill admonishing more and we will do that whenever you want but really, working on the board of supervisors together i think you have done such an amazing job for district five and i think it's been a lot of fun working together and we may want agree on every issue on the majority of issues but it doesn't matter at the end. [end] of the day i want you to know how much i really thrum enjoyed working together and i know it's been a long and rough year for you and i hope you get to relax but really it's been a pleasure and a joy and as supervisor campos mentioned i hope this is just the beginning and look forward to seeing you around the neighborhood. >> supervisor mar? >>> thank you
SFGTV
Dec 23, 2012 10:30am PST
petition, signed by people all over the city, and? in the greater nob hill area and nobody nearby within a block or two blocks except one i see on the page. statements on the black, i want to change the verbiage from wine-tasting to wine bar. now you can say it doesn't add a bar, but it does really. he added a bar that wasn't supposed to be there. the police and abc objected to him having a later time on. it anyway, let me give you this. while he was adding entertainment and extending the time that i asked to have it investigated. christine hall responded this is the investigation of the violations and it doesn't sound like that to me. also, all of these reports of support, you know, i looked in the file. in there is something saying that she opposed it from the very beginning. the police at that time opposed it. i don't know whether they do now or not. what do you do -- he investigated me instead of the investigating the bar. he contacts the police and say do you know who these complaints were filed from? mostly i'm interested to see if they come from linda chapman and the reside
CBS
Dec 22, 2012 6:30pm PST
poured. an inch and a half of rain on napa. the city picked up three quarters of an inch and concord an inch and a half. more on the way beginning in the north bay. we'll have the forecast for you ten minutes from now. >>> in the meantime the storm brought serious holiday cheer in the sierra. people who can get to the mountains are being rewarded with several feet of fresh powder. the good luck making the drive. interstate 80 shut down for a while because of accidents and spinouts. it's open tonight but chains are required on 80 and highway 50 by the time the storm moves out, the mountains could see from 6 to 8 feet of snow. and for those traveling a little bit farther than the mountains the weather was still on issue. cbs 5 reporter elissa harrington is live at sfo where some people may miss christmas with the family. hey eilssa. >> reporter: hi brian, as you can imagine many frustrated travelers trying the get home in time for the holidays, in fact i spoke with one man whose flight was canceled and he said the next available flight is not until christmas day. he's just one of many pas
SFGTV2
Dec 23, 2012 3:00pm PST
that wins a award that is very special and i think it's important to thank the city of san francisco for hosting this event. -- plawz. thank you. this is really quite a beautiful space and honor to be standing at the base of the stair case and this incredible rotunda and i want to thank the dancers and singers and drummers for sharing their heritage with us and just adds to this special event and be sure to tune in through november. thanks. [applause] >> all right. thank you michael and i would like to call to the stage at this time mr. joaquin torres the director of neighborhood service from the mayor's office. good to see you again. [applause] >> well, good evening everyone and just to reaffirm on behalf of mayor lee it's a pleasure to have you here tonight in city hall, our humble abode. to all of the musicians and performers and nice to bring life into sometimes these cold walls and we we can. kqud and to all of you for coming out of the studio and brings your presence into here city hall. i know the broadcasting world is happy from the election results last night and we can cont
SFGTV2
Dec 22, 2012 9:00pm PST
hope that you will join us from now to the end of january, and a donation in the city hall when you have to visit, we have canisters for those who need food for this season, also if you would join us in the weekend of december 15th and 16th, we are going to have family orientation outside with snow day here in city hall. we are bringing snow in again. and we are going to enjoy this with our snow day, december 15th and 16th, you are all welcome to come and bring the kids and all of the extended families. and if i may say again, these holidays and what the tree represent is the best hope and wishes. the holidays should never be about ourselves. what reminds us and what this tree will continue doing, is that you have to remember others that are less fortunate, and share our hearts and our minds and our resources with them. and it is just like japan, for what they have done. if you read the papers recently, you know, that japan suffered a very harsh earthquake and tsunami a while back. and they could have easily said, that we are victims of a national disaster. but, when the country hea
CW
Dec 22, 2012 9:30pm CST
filephil... >> it is one of the city's morgue a unique holiday trae unique holiday traditions... >> police went into action after spotting a runaway car to excuse me, sir i'm gonna have to ask you to power down your little word game. i think your friends will understand. oh no, it's actually my geico app...see? ...i just uh paid my bill. did you really? from the plane? yeah, i can manage my policy get roadside assistance, pretty much access geico 24/7. sounds a little too good to be true sir. i'll believe that when pigs fly. ok, did she seriously just say that? geico. just click away with our free mobile app. this season, give craftsman tools and give the gifts that keep on giving. craftsman. guys' favorites guaranteed. find it at sears. try this. it's oikos greek yogurt. it's creamy, nonfat, and it turns the next person you see into john stamos for five seconds. honey! i think i'm getting burned! heh! eat. ♪ ♪ tastes pretty good, huh? ♪ ♪ best yogurt ever. yeah! [ men grunting ] open! [ male announcer ] dannon oikos berry flavors beat chobani 2 to 1 in a national tast
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Dec 22, 2012 6:00pm PST
send it to the city attorney and prosecute me. anyway, what happened is i finally had to get my attorney in there to come and get these three cases. and i cleared them in 2006. but now they're reappearing on these four notices that i got from 2009. one thing i have to say about just continuing about what happened, i did clear these cases in 2006. at the same time, then david gonia came out there. he's now denying that he ever cleared them. and with isabelle olaveras, another housing inspector. at the same time i didn't know this, isabelle a went to my noe street property and entered the passage way, which is unlocked, twice and wrote four pages of items including the back staircase which i had completed with a permit in 2001. it was completely redone. we took it down and put up a new staircase with a permit plans. and i realized at that point that i had targeted by the housing department and basically [inaudible] building rosemary responsible for keeping up a toxic atmosphere in her department [speaker not understood] for years. she could stop it at any time, but she is keeping
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